10 EPIC Hostels in Hobart (2019 • Insider Guide!)

The capital of Tasmania, Hobart is a historic little city that’s fashionable and filled with galleries and cafes. Walk the narrow streets and get lost in a charming world of establishments set in old buildings, with a choice of everything from bars to bakeries.

Nearby you’ll be spoilt for choice with cycling and hiking options – plus there’s the epic Mount Wellington if you fancy a stroll.

Tourism is booming here… so can the hostel scene keep up? Are there enough? IS there even a hostel scene?

The answer is: yes, yes, yes. Thrice yes. And we’ve made it easy for you to choose the hostel that’s right for you thanks to our handy list of the best hostels in Hobart. 

So let’s peep the top hostels and see what there is for you!

 

Quick answer: The Best Hostels in Hobart

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tbb2-table__imageBest Overall Hostel in HobartBest Overall Hostel in HobartMontacute Boutique Bunkhouse

  • $$$
  • Book Exchange
  • BBQ
  • $$$
  • Book Exchange
  • BBQ
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tbb2-table__imageBest Party Hostel in HobartBest Party Hostel in HobartThe Pickled Frog

  • $$
  • No Curfew
  • Cable TV
  • $$
  • No Curfew
  • Cable TV
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tbb2-table__imageBest Hostel for Solo Travellers in HobartBest Hostel for Solo Travellers in HobartTassie Backpacker @ The Brunswick Hotel

  • $$
  • Book Exchange
  • Communal Kitchen
  • $$
  • Book Exchange
  • Communal Kitchen
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tbb2-table__imageBest Cheap Hostel in HobartBest Cheap Hostel in HobartBackpackers Imperial Hotel

  • $
  • Games Room
  • Shuttle Bus
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  • Games Room
  • Shuttle Bus
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tbb2-table__imageBest Hostel for Digital Nomads in HobartBest Hostel for Digital Nomads in HobartThe Nook Backpackers

  • $$$
  • Pool Table
  • Luggage Storage
  • $$$
  • Pool Table
  • Luggage Storage
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tbb2-table__imageBest Hostel with a Private Room in HobartBest Hostel with a Private Room in HobartHobart Central YHA

  • $
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Security Lockers
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  • Laundry Facilities
  • Security Lockers
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Best Hostels in Hobart

 

Best Hostels in Hobart

 

Best Overall Hostel in Hobart – Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse

Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse best hostels in Hobart

Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse is our pick for best overall hostel in Hobart

– $$$
– Laundry Facilities
– Book Exchange
– BBQ

MontaCUTE indeed, it really IS cute! And very boutique as well. Set in a historic building in the equally historic village of Battery Point, this top hostel in Hobart is a friendly place to stay with comfy beds and IMMACULATE bathrooms. Seriously clean.

This place is all white linen and lovely wooden floors and run by a local couple. You can have a lil’ drink or two on the porch and watch the world go by. Not a great deal of social things going on here, but it’s chill and pretty much amazing otherwise, so it’s our top pick for the best overall hostel in Hobart.

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Best Party Hostel in Hobart – The Pickled Frog

The Pickled Frog best hostels in Hobart

The Pickled Frog is our pick for best party hostel in Hobart

– $$
– Bar
– No Curfew
– Cable TV

Sounds ominous, we know. Have they got a frog in a bottle like that toe vodka in Canada? Maybe? We don’t know. But it IS definitely the best party hostel in Hobart, mostly because of its very fun vibe.

The front lounge of this Hobart backpackers hostel is, well, it’s a sick place to hang out, seriously, and have few drinks. Play some pool, lounge around by the open fire. They serve Tasmanian beers here, which is neat. Free tours, too (not drinking tours, but free all the same).

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Best Hostel for Solo Travellers in Hobart – Tassie Backpacker @ The Brunswick Hotel

Tassie Backpacker @ The Brunswick Hotel best hostels in Hobart

Tassie Backpacker @ The Brunswick Hotel is our pick for best hostel for solo travellers in Hobart

– $$
– Bar
– Book Exchange
– Communal Kitchen

This youth hostel in Hobart is a great place to get to know other peeps who are also backpacking around Oz. This is mainly (as always) down to the staff, who literally go over and above to try and make everyone feel comfortable.

It’s part of a hotel, so you can actually go and use the hotel bar – they’ll give you a free drink (actually 2-for-1 but we won’t quibble). There’s a big lounge with a pool table and a communal kitchen, always a good place to talk over a bubbling pan of spaghetti, plus in the summer they throw BBQs and events. Definitely the best hostel for solo travellers in Hobart.

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Best Cheap Hostel in Hobart – Backpackers Imperial Hotel

Backpackers Imperial Hotel best hostels in Hobart

Backpackers Imperial Hotel is our pick for best cheap hostel in Hobart

– $
– Games Room
– Shuttle Bus
– Common Room

The best thing about this Hobart backpackers hostel is its location: it’s pretty much right in the middle of the city, close to the bus station which is good for getting in and outta town, or just around.

The building itself is from the 1870s, so if you like old buildings you’ll probably like this top hostel in Hobart, too. There might be a bit of an atmosphere issue due to people staying here long term, but the price is very reasonable. They’re probably staying because it’s the best cheap hostel in Hobart, tbh.

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Best Hostel for Digital Nomads in Hobart – The Nook Backpackers

The Nook Backpackers best hostels in Hobart

The Nook Backpackers is our pick for best hostel for digital nomads in Hobart

– $$$
– Pool Table
– Luggage Storage
– Cafe

One of the coolest hostels in Hobart, this place is pretty much a cut above the rest. There’s a pretty cool common area here with plenty of sofas and other soft furnishings to relax in whilst you hit your targets HARD on your laptop.

Yep, it’s the best hostel for digital nomads in Hobart. There are also a load of coffee shops on the doorstep of this top hostel in Hobart so you can head out to those to do some work too when you’ve got bored of sitting inside all day.

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Best Hostel with a Private Room in Hobart –  Hobart Central YHA

Hobart Central YHA best hostels in Hobart

Hobart Central YHA is our pick for best hostel with a private room in Hobart

– $
– Bar
– Laundry Facilities
– Security Lockers

Close to waterfront, this is the best hostel with a private room in Hobart. It might be a YHA, but hey: don’t let that put you off. Here you get all the comfort and cleanliness of a hotel, but with that, y’know, laid back hostel atmosphere.

This is one of the coolest hostels in Hobart, actually. There’s a big social lounge where you can watch TV and have your dinner that you’ve cooked in the communal kitchen, and the staff will come and have a chat with you to see if you’re ok and you know all the local tips for the area. ‘Cause if you don’t they’ll tell ya!

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Psst! Heading to a hostel? Don’t forget to pack a padlock! It’s well worth having one so you can secure your locker and protect your stuff!

 

Best Budget Hotels in Hobart

Sometimes you’ve just had enough of dorms. Too many people snoring, too many things you can’t control – like the air con, or when the lights go off and on in the middle of the night… But don’t worry. We hear ya. So here are some of the best budget hotels in Hobart, so you can sleep in peace and relative luxury. Sort of.

 

Harringtons 102

Harringtons 102 best hostels in Hobart

Harringtons 102

– $$
– Restaurant
– Luggage Storage
– A Desk

It’s a simple budget hotel in Hobart located amongst lots of eateries and interesting sights around the city. The hosts are very friendly and seem to actually care about their guests, which is nice.

Rooms here come with en-suite bathrooms, a fridge, kettles so you can make yourself instant noodles or tea, and a desk where you can do some work, skype people or write your travel diary. Whatever you want to use that desk for, it’s there – for you.

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The Waratah Hotel

The Waratah Hotel best hostels in Hobart

The Waratah Hotel

– $$
– Free Breakfast
– Restaurant
– Luggage Storage

Waratah is where it’s at. Well, not actually, but it IS close to the CBD, meaning lots of stuff to eat and drink and see right on your doorstep. Plus it’s got clean and spacious rooms, which is all you can ask of a budget hotel in Hobart really.

We ain’t gonna lie, this is your standard basic budget hotel. But some rooms you can get with a group of mates, 4 beds, for example, you can split the cost. And if you really need to save some cash you’re missing hostels that much, there’s a dorm here.

Check on Booking.com     Check on HotelsCombined

 

Martin Cash Motel

Martin Cash Motel best hostels in Hobart

Martin Cash Motel

– $$
– Free Breakfast
– Free Parking
– Coffee & Tea Making Facilities

Evidently, Martin has the cash ’cause everyone’s staying at his hotel, but he doesn’t need to show off about it, does he? Or is that his alter-ego? We’re not sure. But this place is a basic budget hotel in Hobart and it’s… decent. Honestly, there’s not much wrong with it at all.

Ok, so it’s more of a motel, but the rooms are big and clean and they come with en-suite bathrooms. There IS also a garden, which is nice to maybe wander around in if the mood takes you. Being a motel makes it good for peeps road trippin’ around Tasmania.

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Alabama Hotel Hobart

Alabama Hotel Hobart best hostels in Hobart

Alabama Hotel Hobart

– $$
– Sun Terrace
– Bar
– Laundry Service

Whoa guys, what country are we in? Someone check the map! Sorry. Actually, this budget hotel in Hobart is a really good alternative to a Hobart backpackers hostel. It’s pretty cool looking inside and the value for money game here is pretty strong, we have to say. The historic building it’s set in is dang cool too.

The staff are warm and friendly and make it feel (almost) like you could be staying over at your mate’s house. Funky art all over the place is a fun touch. Plus it’s very central – close to bars and restaurants. PLUS the beds are super, super comfortable.

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Why you should travel to Hobart

So those were the best hostels in Hobart.

There are some pretty solid Hobart backpackers hostels to choose from, everything from places you can party in the centre of town to places that are a lil’ more chilled.

Plus we threw in a few of the best budget hotels in Hobart too so that there’s something for pretty much everyone.

But if you still can’t decide on a hostel? Don’t worry!

We recommend Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse, our best overall hostel in Hobart and a great shout for almost anyone.

Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse best hostels in Hobart

All that’s left now is for you to plan your journey to this cool capital city!

 

Travel Safety Tips for Hobart

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Over to you

By now I hope our epic guide to the best hostels in Hobart has helped you choose the perfect hostel for your adventure!

If you think we’ve missed anything or have any further thoughts, hit us up in the comments!

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